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Re: Roswell Incident Recalled By Vet Who Was There

From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2007 12:14:12 EDT
Archived: Wed, 03 Oct 2007 13:56:15 -0400
Subject: Re: Roswell Incident Recalled By Vet Who Was There

List, All -

I spoke with Milton Sprouse, the Roswell soldier. He appears in
the Yearbook three times, which means he was in Roswell at the
right time.

However, he told me that he had seen nothing himself, that he
had been on a flight to Florida and they returned the day the
story broke in the newspaper so he was not involved in any of
the retrieval operation. He said that friends on his flight
crew, who had remained in Roswell had been and they talked only
of metallic debris, the biggest piece about 12 inches long.

He could remember no names, though we do have the names of the
flight crew to which he was assigned when the Yearbook was
created. He said they rotated the crews frequently and the guys
in the picture were not the ones who had assisted in the
recovery at the ranch.

He said that he had a friend who was a medic and who had the
chance to see the bodies, but he couldn't remember the name. He
does have a copy of the Yearbook, so it would do no good to call
him an read a list of names to him.

He did say that after the first story broke in the newspaper
that officers came around and picked up all copies on the base.
I asked if he had seen the newspaper and he said that he had his
picture taken with it. No, this collecting of the newspapers is
a new wrinkle and it doesn't make any real sense to me.

His medic friend, he said, was transferred from the base not
long after this event. I have looked at the Unit Histories for
June, July and August and there are no indications that there
was a sudden increase in the number of men transferred... which
doesn't mean they didn't target those involved and the numbers
just worked out for them.

There are a couple of leads to follow up here and I will do so.
The bottom line is that Sprouse saw nothing himself but heard
others talking about what they had seen and done. He has read
several of the Roswell books and has seen many of the Roswell

He told me he is 86 but you couldn't tell that by talking to
him. He seemed very sharp. He said that he knew Ramey, Blanchard
and Marcel (which seems a bit of a stretch) and that he was in
Roswell for ten years. He said the crash was often discussed
among the enlisted soldiers. And, no, he doesn't believe that it
was a weather balloon.

I'll throw this up on my blog and mention it because I'll put up
the pictures there... David Rudiak said he was in the Yearbook
three times, but two of the pictures are the same.


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